• Day 9 Additional Images

    Friday 27 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    Turkish villager View larger image Tour group members at a Turkish memorial View larger image More photos from the afternoons walk. View larger image View larger image View larger image View larger image View larger image View larger image View larger image Read on

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  • Trip updates.

    Friday 27 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    Now we have returned to Istanbul I can now load some more photos from day 6, 7, 8 and 9 and enter the stories and photos for days 10, 11 and 12. This includes the most important day of our trip, ANZAC Day. Before doing these updates I would like to provide one item of interest. In the story for day 7 there was a reference to the recently discovered 10 seconds of footage. Due to internet connections issues while in the Gallipoli area …

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  • Day 6 Additional Images

    Friday 27 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    Morning on the Dardanelles View larger image View larger image Fortress View larger image View larger image View larger image View larger image Meet our excellent driver Cengis (the C in Turkish is pronounced as a J) View larger image View larger image The first stop at the Gallipoli Battlefields is at a …

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  • Day 7 Additional Images

    Friday 27 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    ANZAC Cove and Beach Cemetery View larger image View larger image The remains of a landing boat near Embarkation Peir View larger image Shapnel Valley View larger image View larger image Plugge's Plateau View larger image View larger image View larger image Lone Pine View larger image…

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  • Day 8 Additional Images

    Friday 27 April 2007 by John Lafferty. 2 comments

    Sunrise - Good morning! View larger image Turkish, ANZAC and British Memorials at Helles View larger image View larger image View larger image Gun emplacements at Helles View larger image View larger image Redoubt cemetery View larger image View larger image View larger image Turkish …

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  • Day 9

    Wednesday 25 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    View larger image While the start of day 8 took us to Cape Helles at the far south end of the battlefields, the 9th day starts with a trip to the Suvla Bay area in the far north. We start at Lala Baba which over looks Suvla Bay and the Salt Lake. The Salt Lake now has a dam at one end so that a low level of water could be maintained for fish farming. View larger image Our next stop also shows how areas …

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  • Day 6

    Wednesday 25 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    View larger image And now we head for the highlight destination of the tour, the Gallipoli Battlefield. We depart Canakkale by ferry for our first destination, Kilidbahir. Here we stop to look at the fortress and gun emplacements. The fortress was closed on our arrival so we visited the gun emplacements that over look the Dardanelles. These old sandstone gun emplacements are currently being restored to a near new …

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  • Updates from Gallıpoli

    Wednesday 25 April 2007 by John Lafferty. 1 comments

    My apologies for the slow updates while we are at Gallıpoli. There is very little ın the way of internet connections here. I will do a large update of informatıon and photos as soon as we return to Istanbul. This is the day after ANZAC day. Read on

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  • Day 7

    Wednesday 25 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    View larger image Our first full day on the battlefields begins with a reading from a diary brought by Brian and Sue who are two tour members with a relative at our first stop, ANZAC Cove. This reading gives an additional view to the first day of combat on the 25th of April from a soldier in artillery, not the frequently described first wave solders. It describes in detail a very long and hard day that started with a …

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  • Day 8

    Wednesday 25 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    View larger image The first half of day 8 is a tour of the Helles point area. After all the walking of day 7 it is a nice break to have a bus tour day. Although this area was primarily landed and occupied by British and French troops it also has some ANZAC memorial. The first stop is at a Turkish memorial that was a section of graves for those killed when British ship artillery shelled a hospital installation.…

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